Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here [LP]
Fresh off a run of tour dates that began in Santa Ana, CA on March 14, 2012 at The Observatory, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros announced today they would release a second album by year's end in addition to their next studio album, Here, which will be released on May 29, 2012.
''In the middle of the recording process we realized we were essentially making a double album. Being four years since our last album, the writing explored a wide variety of subject and sound, as it turned out we had a lot to say,'' said the band's Alex Ebert. ''Instead of putting it out all at once, we found that two different albums seemed to be forming. Alone these albums are albums. Together these albums express a varying and so relatively living portrait of our lives.''
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros today posted the final tracklisting for Here this morning on their official website, and recently unveiled the artwork for the album, consisting of a photograph shot by Alex Ebert in Mozambique on the fan site TheMagneticZeros.com.
''The hard division created by the horizon of sea and sky represents the appearance of a dualistic world of dark and light, us and them, here and there. The circle that breaks the dividing line between the sea and the sky represents what feels to be the underlying truth: that creation lives not by the laws of duality or division, but emanates from everything at once, swirling all falsely-held boundaries in a wonder of every spectrum of experience,'' said Ebert.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will launch a nationwide tour starting in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theatre on May 2nd. The band will be headlining the iconic Greek Theatre and kick off its 2012 Season on May 4th. The following night the band will headline Santa Barbara's Santa Barbara Bowl for the first time. The tour will cross the country and include a headlining performance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and a stop in Canada before it winds down on June 1st at the Wakarusa Festival in Ozark, AR. Click here for a full list of tour dates and ticket links: http://edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com/
Here Track Listing:
1. Man On Fire
2. That's What's Up
3. I Don't Wanna Pray
5. Dear Believer
7. One Love To Another
8. Fiya Wata
9. All Wash Out